Four would-be cannabis thieves crashed a stolen minivan into the Native Roots dispensary in Colorado Springs, Colorado and stole what they thought was a bunch of pre-rolled joints, reports KKTV.
Unfortunately for the teenage culprits, the stolen display pre-rolls contained just oregano, not actual cannabis, according to the store’s owner.
The culprits drove the stolen minivan into the front of the store just before 1 a.m., leaped out and grabbed several display items — including the oregano joints and some t-shirts — then made off into a nearby getaway car for their escape. They left the stolen minivan parked and still running, smashed most of the way inside of the shop.
Police say the van did thousands of dollars worth of damage to the building.
Witness Brent Wrathbone said, “I was coming out from work, and all of a sudden we heard this big old crash. [The suspects] came out with bunches of marijuana in their arms. … I decided just to call the cops and we decided to get their plate number and everything and then I get a beer bottle thrown at me,” he said.
Police believe the culprits may also be tied to a liquor store robbery that occurred down the street that same night.